Girl Wide Web: Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity

Girl Wide Web: Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity

by Sharon R. Mazzarella (Editor)

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Given the rapidly growing presence of girls online, serious academic inquiry into the relationship between girls and the Internet is imperative. Girl Wide Web is an innovative collection of cutting-edge research exploring a wide sweep of issues related to the ways adolescent girls interact with the Internet. Employing a range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives primarily within cultural studies, the authors examine a variety of topics – from instant messaging and web-diaries to online fan communities and Internet advertising that targets young girls. Taken together, these essays provide a rich portrait of the complex relationship among girls, the Internet, and the negotiation of identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820471174
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2005
Series: Intersections in Communications and Culture Series: Global Approaches and Transdisciplinary Perspectives , #11
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The Editor: Sharon R. Mazzarella is Associate Professor in the Department of Television and Radio at Ithaca College, and co-editor of Growing Up Girls: Popular Culture and the Construction of Identity (Peter Lang, 1999).

Table of Contents

Contents: Sharon R. Mazzarella: Introduction. It’s a Girl Wide Web – Lynne Y. Edwards: Victims, Villains, and Vixens. Teen Girls and Internet Crime – Ashley D. Grisso/David Weiss: What are gURLS Talking about? Adolescent Girls’ Construction of Sexual Identity on – Debra Merskin: Making an About-Face. Jammer Girls and the World Wide Web – Susan F. Walsh: Gender, Power, and Social Interaction. How Blue Jean Online Constructs Adolescent Girlhood – Susan J. Harewood/Angharad N. Valdivia: Exploring Dora. Re-embodied Latinidad on the Web – Christine Scodari: You’re Sixteen, You’re Dutiful, You’re Online. «Fangirls» and the Negotiation of Age and/or Gender Subjectivities in TV Newsgroups – Kimberly S. Gregson: What if the Lead Character Looks Like Me? Girl fans of Shoujo Anime and Their Web Sites – Sharon R. Mazzarella: Claiming a Space. The Cultural Economy of Teen Girl Fandom on the Web – Divya C. McMillin: Teen Crossings. Emerging Cyberpublics in India – Shayla Marie Thiel: «IM Me». Identity Construction and Gender Negotiation in the World of Adolescent Girls and Instant Messaging – Lynn Schofield Clark: The Constant Contact Generation. Exploring Teen Friendship Networks Online.

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